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All Technical Academy Courses

Welcome to the Technical Academy, providing a true centre of excellence for industry training right here in the North East.

Take a look at what courses we offer at the Technical Academy below - simply click the picture or one of the buttons if you'd like more info about a subject area.


Electrical (The Technical Academy)

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Qualified electricians are always in demand - whether it be in domestic homes, construction sites, retail or anywhere else electricity is needed. With an electrical course at EDC, you can get your start in this highly profitable career path. Electrical courses are taught at our Technical Academy site, on Peterlee's Industrial Estate.

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Engineering (The Technical Academy)

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It's not hard to see why engineering is popular as a course choice - great opportunities, fantastic salaries and the ability to work all over the world can be at your fingertips. If you're keen on science/maths, love making things and are a great problem solver, engineering could be for you. This course is taught at the Technical Academy, on Peterlee's Industrial Estate.

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Motor Vehicle (The Technical Academy)

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Step into our purpose-built motor vehicle workshop at The Technical Academy in Peterlee's Industrial estate, and work your way towards become a qualified mechanic! Our workshop includes real vehicles to test your skills on, plus leading tuition from experienced mechanics.

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Plumbing & Gas (The Technical Academy)

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The plumbing industry is a key part of the UK’s construction industry. It is a highly competitive field that employs skilled craftspeople and technicians who work with a wide range of materials and technologies. This course is based at The Technical Academy, on Peterlee's Industrial Estate.

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Welding (The Technical Academy)

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Welding is a skill that is considered essential to the manufacture of countless types of products - if you're looking for a start in the engineering industry, a course in welding from East Durham College gives you the opportunities you've been looking for. This course is taught at the Technical Academy, on Peterlee's Industrial Estate.

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